AMA CPT® Assistant - 2014 Issue 9 (September)

Anogenital Examination (THEN and NOW) (September 2014)

September 2014 page 7 CPT Assistant THEN and NOW As medical terminology and the performance of services and procedures change, so do the associated reporting methods. In this feature, we will regularly revisit previously published articles to correct, revise, update, and/or reiterate long-standing information. Anogenital Examination THEN Code 99170, Anogenital examination with colposcopic magnification in childhood for suspected trauma, was created to report the use of colposcopy or androscopy during examinations of children who were suspected to be victims of sexual abuse. The code was deleted in 1992 and added to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set...

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